Art Preparator / Art Handler



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$30-$45 an hour

The Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco seeks a highly motivated, experienced and detail-oriented Art Preparator to join our team.

Schedule: Four to five days a week.

Start Date: We are looking for someone to start immediately.

Availability:  Tuesday - Friday (9 - 6), occasionally Saturday (11 - 5)

The ideal candidate must possess the following:

  •  Experience in a gallery or museum with excellent references
  • Working knowledge of safe and proper art handling, packing & installation methods suitable to a wide range of media
  • Knowledge of international and domestic shipping
  • Capable of excelling in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to prioritize various tasks and complete them in a safe and timely manner
  • Must exhibit an ability to pay careful attention to detail
  • Basic carpentry skills including wall repair and painting
  • Physically able to lift and safely move artworks of varied dimensions and weight with assistance
  • Professional demeanor
  • Positive, upbeat attitude

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Installing and de-installing artworks for exhibitions
  • Safely handling artworks for client presentations
  • Packing artworks safely for storage, shipping or off-site deliveries
  • Moving artworks of various weights and dimensions throughout the gallery or to and from delivery trucks
  •  Working with the Registrar to perform condition reports for artworks coming in and going out
  •  Helping to provide on-site supervision and care of all works of art
  • Scheduling shipping and keeping organized records
  • Helping to maintain gallery schedule especially regarding shipments and deliveries

Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

  •  Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  •  Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of art handling, international and domestic shipping, and storage techniques
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Team player - "can do" spirit 
  • Self-starter with ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and meet deadlines
  •  Valid driver's license